Many people have fond memories of playing with a “little red wagon” during their childhood, or watching their children and grandchildren play with one. South Wales resident and business owner Dave Meyer is one of them, and he won Radio Flyer’s “Little Red Stories” contest this January by submitting a story titled, “Her Wish” about a Radio Flyer Town & Country wagon given to his twin grandsons by their late great-aunt.
The people who brought Tantalus and Medici House to East Aurora recently opened up an all-new Main Street restaurant, this one specializing in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine.
The East Aurora School Board crept closer to finalizing the district’s 2014-2015 budget at its most recent meeting on April 9. In the newest version presented by Superintendent Brian Russ, all previous restorations still stand, and something else has made a comeback as well: fourth grade band and orchestra, though it has some twists. In addition, the high school physical education program at the high school will be seeing some big charges.
An annual lunch and dessert auction has been scheduled for Sunday May 4 at 11:30 a.m. at East Aurora's Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 43 Pine St. The event, organized by the church's Women in God's Service (WINGS) group, raises funds to cover expenses associated with transporting quilts to wounded and sick soldiers in Virginia and Maryland.
Changes in leadership within Friends of Knox Farm State Park, Inc. over the last few months have led to a court challenge and bitter feelings. A meeting is planned this Saturday between the members to seek answers about moving forward.
For two years, Knox Farm State Park has been given special preference by Preservation League of New York State. Under its Seven to Save program, the league worked to increase the park’s attraction across the region and help find a way to preserve the many buildings.
The late Sarah Oubre was someone you remembered, according to those closest to her. The East Aurora resident died in 2011 at the age of 29, but "her love of life and love for others is a lesson everyone who knew Sarah will carry with them all their lives," her father, Jim, said in her obituary.
The warmth of a spring day at Hamlin Park brought Coach Steve Sokolski’s Blue Devils to life in their doubleheader with the Bears of John F. Kennedy High School in Cheektowaga last Thursday, April 17. Wearing special jerseys that paid tribute to the late Dr. Peter Odrobina, JFK alumnus and teacher as well as former assistant to and best friend of Sokolski, the locals unleashed a bat attack in the first game with an 18-0 shellacking of the still-hibernating Bears.